For our last day in Seattle, we were left host-less. Both Jason and Rachel had to report to work like normal, civilised human beings, so Mark and I were at a bit of a loss as to what to with the few precious hours we had left before our flight back home.
Thankfully, Rachel left her car for us to use should we feel like venturing out of the immediate vicinity. Not wanting to wander off too far, I suggested going to Barnes & Noble in Bellevue to have a poke around and maybe grab a Starbucks on the way back. So off we went.
When we arrived in the parking lot, I spotted a silver trailer in the near distance. I mused aloud, “I wonder what that’s all about” and headed into Barnes & Noble for a browse, but made a mental note to wander over to check out which food truck was hanging out just a short jaunt away.
Why, it’s the silver trailer of Skillet! What a happy accident. About a dozen people were already in line and after perusing the menu, we decided we’d join in the fun and get some grub.
Mark chose the “soup” of the day – Painted Hills beef and Carlton Farms pork chili, kidney beans, topped with diced onions, cheddar-parmesan and cilantro. The chili was hearty with a beautifully rich savoury flavour and packed with tons of tender beef and pork. It was seasoned perfectly and the toppings added another dimension of texture and flavour. Chili for me is always so comforting, like a warm blanket wrapping my tummy, and this was no exception.
But the star of the show was the Fried Chicken Sammy – Draper Valley chicken thigh, kale, Jalapeno aioli on a potato roll. I’m not even kidding when I say that this is the best fried chicken/sandwich thing I’ve ever had. In my life. Ever. Juicy fried chicken thigh with a perfectly seasoned crispy crust, complemented with the rich aioli which was spicy yet had a wonderful sweetness, and balanced nicely with the bitter kale.. all on a soft, pillowy potato roll. OMG. How can you not love this?!
I loved the sammy so much that when my coworkers asked what the best thing I ate in Seattle was, I told them “a fried chicken sandwich from a food truck”. They were all floored that my fave eat came from a food truck. Yep, it really was that good.
**Note: I discovered later on that they actually have a diner! It’s too bad that I didn’t get a chance to go there because the Fried Chicken Sammy is a regular on that menu. Definitely going to the diner the next time I visit Seattle for some more fried chicken goodness!
Skillet (details below for their diner)
1400 E Union St
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 420-7297